A methodology investigation was conducted by the US Army Combat Systems Test Activity, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to determine information gathering techniques for the Vehicle Performance Recorder. The study was initiated in April 1984, and extended through January 1985. Vehicle endurance testing is typically controlled (formally) only to the extent that a target number of miles and a pedagogical mix of terrain types (mission profile) are established. This situation leads to ambiguities in relation to test severity, and leaves open the possibility of overstressing (bad for suppliers) or understressing (bad for government) of the test vehicle. This report covers the development of methodology that centers on the Vehicle Performance Recorder (VPR) (a small, self-contained microcomputer based data acquisition and processing system) to collect and process data during endurance testing. The data so collected provide immediate information for test control, and are entered into an overall data base for historical, trend, and other analyses. The implementation application of the methodology to the Initial Production Test and Follow-on Evaluation of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is briefly covered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of report dated March 1985, AD-A156 074.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aberdeen Proving Grounds

    Army Combat Systems Test Activity
    Aberdeen, MD  United States  21005
  • Authors:
    • Bartlett, T G
    • Cunningham, H V
    • Foss, L
    • Harley, S F
    • Harman, T
  • Publication Date: 1985-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USACSTA-6169-REV
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1987 12:00AM